Barley Risotto With Corn and Basil

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

From "Everyday Foods" No. 25 (Sept. 2005).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the broth and four cups of water to a simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, 1- teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoons pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened (4-5 minutes).
  3. Add barley; cook, stirring constantly, for one minute.
  4. Add wine and cook, stirring, until evaporated (about 1 minute).
  5. Add 2 cups of the hot broth mixture to the onion/barley mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is almost absorbed (10-12 minutes). Continue adding broth mixture in this manner until barley is tender and mixture is creamy (40-50 minutes). (Note: You may not have to use all the broth). Add corn, and cook just to heat through (4-5 minutes).
  6. Stir in basil and Parmesan, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, with more grated Parmesan (if you like).